Category Archives: Sensitivity & feedbacks

Observational support for Lindzen’s iris hypothesis

by Judith Curry

 It’s nice to see that our ‘discredited’ theory doesn’t seem to go away. – Richard Lindzen

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Modeling Lindzen’s adaptive infrared iris

by Rud Istvan

In 2001, MIT’s Professor Richard Lindzen and colleagues published a controversial  paper titled “Does the Earth have an Adaptive Infrared Iris?” [1] If there were a tropical adaptive infrared iris, then Earth’s sensitivity to GHGs would be much less than the IPCC had supposed.

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Bjorn Stevens in the cross-fire

by Judith Curry

Bjorn Stevens has published two interesting and important papers in the last few weeks, which have placed him squarely in the cross-fire of both the scientific and public debates on climate change.

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Climate sensitivity: Ringberg edition

by Judith Curry

Presentations are now available  from the WCRP Workshop on Earth’s Climate Sensitivity.

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Climate sensitivity: lopping off the fat tail

by Judith Curry

Interest is running high this week on the topic of climate sensitivity.

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Implications of lower aerosol forcing for climate sensitivity

by Nic Lewis

A new paper on aerosol radiative forcing has important implications for estimates of climate sensitivity.

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The albedo of Earth

by Judith Curry

An important new paper finds that the albedo of Earth is highly regulated, mostly by clouds, with some surprising consequences.

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